Welcome to the official travel guide for the capital of Greenland

Nuuk is the capital of Greenland, balancing commerce and culture with fresh air and stunning views. Nuuk's embrace of both the traditional and modern can be seen in the city's dynamic cultural life and way of life. The city bursts with local entrepreneurs, nature oriented foods and sustainable activities, that makes this city an ideal destination for eco tourists.

While Nuuk hosts a distinctly urban feel (despite its small size), nature is never far. The iconic mountains of Quassussuaq/Lille Malene and Ukusisaat/Store Malene can be tackled on a hike just outside of downtown. It's not long after departing Nuuk Harbour that the fjord transitions to a true wilderness of snow-capped mountains and barren islands.

 

Colourful Nuuk App

When you arrive in Nuuk you might be a bit overwhelmed about where everything is and how you get there and the lack of internet does not make it easier. But fear not, with the Colourful Nuuk app you have an always updated city map and weather chart on your phone! Also you can find loads of other information like the digital Art Walk that will give you a guided tour around the city to see all the public jewels of art. The app also contains contact information on businesses, emergency numbers, events, travel stories and much more. 

Download the app for IOS and Android.

 

Combine destinations

As cool as we think Nuuk is, we also know that you might want to combine the city with other destinations in Greenland. If this interests you, you can find lots of inspiration at the official Visit Greenland website.

Here you can also find lots of advice on travelling to Greenland like - what to pack, weather, tips & tricks.

Colourful Nuuk

Maybe you wonder, what is Nuuk actually like? What are the people like? What does it look like? What can you do here? What does "Colourful" even refer to?

Well, stop wondering and  watch the video by The Copenhagen Traveler. It will take you on a small journey displaying how Nuuk is a city of contrasts - a city where traditions meet the modern, nature meets urban and legends intertwine with everyday life. 

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  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    #Repost @nuuksnowfestival ・・・ Would you like to make your own snow sculpture? Now is your chance! Register your team now! Send us an email at snow@sermersooq.gl with the name of your team, the names of all four team members and choose the Figurative or the Nonfigurative category. Photo: Peter ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    #colourfulnuuk is getting a great new sight - are you ready for this kind of arctic wonder? #Repost @nunafoto ・・・ Amazingly new project in #Nuuk 🇬🇱 making a gangway along the coast line 💯 . Last night 🌃 I went to see how far the project was and it certainly looks good on this first of five stages. ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    You know, in case you’re running low on northern lights sightings - we’re seeing some pretty amazing night skies in Nuuk now! 💫💥✨❄️ #Repost @guidetogreenland ・・・ Are you going to cross of the Northern lights from your 2019 wish list? #guidetogreenland Photo by @greenland_explorer 📸 . . ...
  • Art Museum of Nuuk
    Art Museum of Nuuk
    After some intense days of snowing, #colourfulnuuk is now showing off some spectacular afternoon sunsets and winter colours 🌨🌤☀️ we’re not complaining! #Repost @nuukresident_hk ・・・ After days of thick snow clouds, there is beautiful sunshine! #colourfulnuuk #ilovegreenland #kalaallitnunaat ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    2019 is here! We can’t wait to see all your adventures in #colourfulnuuk in this new year! 🎉🌟📸 #Repost @nunafoto ・・・ According to tradition we welcomed the new year by this kind of photo 🎆 So interesting what 2019 will bring 🎉 . . . #nunafoto #arctic #newyear #2019 #2019herewecome #fireworks #dmi ...
  • See you next year! ⠀ .⠀ Photo: @visitgreenland⠀ #colourfulnuuk #happyholidays #thanksfortheselfies #visitgreenland #wintertime #adventuretravel #Seeyouhere #traveltips #pioneeringpeople #beapioneer #allthesnow #holidaysingreenland 📸: Rebecca Gustafsson / @visitgreenland
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk is wonderful, cold, exciting and certainly COLOURFUL during winter too - enjoy this afternoon sunset by @nuuk_inside ! #colourfulnuuk #visitgreenland #pioneeringpeople #wintertourist #exploring #travel #beautifuldestinations
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Winter vibes these days in Nuuk. We totally agree with @nuukbynight on this one! ・・・ Winter + Nuuk = Aurora time 💗 There's nothing like this time of year when the green and sometimes purple light appears in the sky which happens quite often. No wander that #ilovenuuk 🇬🇱 #NuukByNight #auroras ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Yesterday was an important day in Nuuk Christmas traditions - we lighted the traditional town Christmas tree! 🎄On the first advent, the Christmas lights are lit all over the city to celebrate the coziest holiday of all 🌟❤️🎁 stay tuned for more snaps of the holiday spirit in Greenland. Thank you ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    We're looking at about 5 hours of daylight in Nuuk these days, so this guide to win winter from @voguemagazine comes in really handy! Link in bio! Read tips from local artists @lisbethkarline (pictured here) and @instanivegram (lovely frontsinger of Nive and the Deer Children) - and good luck ...
  • While we wait for all the #christmaslights - let’s throw it back to when @whatdoesntsuck spent 48 hours in #colourfulnuuk ! #Repost @whatdoesntsuck with @get_repost ・・・ We can’t get enough of these houses! 😍🇬🇱 . Greenland may be 85% ice, but the small villages which dot the coastlines are ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Feeling adventurous? #untouched certainly is - a thrilling film project by snowmobile drivers in the mountains surrounding #colourfulnuuk . #Repost @untouched_project with @get_repost ・・・ UNTOUCHED 2 - Behind The Lens - S1E1 #behindthescenes #sledthrottle
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    #Repost! Heading into the weekend like 🚤🌤🌟😍 Post by: @vhdesign_vagnhansen with @get_repost ・・・ Lovely sunrise this morning :-) #Colorfulnuuk @colourful_nuuk #ColorfulGreenland #IloveGreenland #IloveNuuk #Greenland #Nuuk #grønland #grönland #groenland#groenlandia #travelphotography #Colourfulnuuk ...

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